|Date Range||1800 - 1899|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
|Collection||Robert and Lois Baylis|
Arhats: from the group of 16 Great Arhats the principal students of the Buddha Shakyamuni.
At the top, from the left, is Vanavasin with an upraised index finger and holding a flywhisk, Kalika holding a pair of earrings, Vajriputra with an upraised index finger and holding a flywhisk, Kanaka Bharadvaja with the hands in meditation, Bhadra performing the mudra of explication and finally Kanakavatsa holding a jewel lasso.
At the bottom center is the patron Hvashang. At the left side is the Guardian King Virudhaka holding a sword and to the right is Dhritarashtra with a lute.
The Sixteen Great Arhats are generally painted as a set. The full group would include the Buddha Shakyamuni, the 16 arhats, the attendant Dharmatala, the patron Hvashang and the Four Guardians of the Directions - Vaishravana, Virupaksha, Dritarashtra and Virudhaka. (See painting #90312 from the same set).
Jeff Watt 4-2000
Arhat/Sthavira: Kanakavatsa Main Page
Arhat/Sthavira: Vanavasin Main Page
Arhat/Sthavira: Kalika Main Page
Arhat/Sthavira: Kanakabharadvaja Main Page
Arhat/Sthavira: Bhadra Main Page
Arhat/Sthavira: Vajriputra Main Page
Painting Set: Arhat Set XXI
Collection of Robert & Lois Baylis
Painting Set: Arhats: Multiple Main Figures